Golden Shiner


Other Common Names:

Bream, roach, goldfish, sunfish, dace, chub, butterfish, shad roach


Scientific Name:

Notemigonus crysoleucas



Average length is 4 inches



Lateral line strongly curved below center line; anal fin is long, with 11-13 rays, and is distinctly falcate shaped; no scales covering the belly ridge


Photo & text courtesy of:

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Iowa Fish and Fishing by James R. Harlan and Everett B. Speaker with James Mayhew; color illustrations by Maynard F. Reece

Fishes of Wisconsin by George C. Becker

Konrad Schmidt - James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History


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